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Madame Vacarescu, Rumanian poet and delegate, pleads for peace at the League of Nations, Geneva, 1928
1928; printed (1970)

Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Measurements
29.5 × 37.2 cm (image and sheet) 31.6 × 39.1 cm (comp.)
Place/s of Execution
Geneva, Switzerland
Edition
ed. 3/100
Accession Number
PH476-1971
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1971
Gallery location
Not on display
About

In 1928, pioneering photojournalist, Erich Salomon photographed global leaders and delegates to a conference at the League for the German picture magazine Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung. In a typically frank image, Salomon has shown Vacarescu with her head thrown back passionately pleading before the international assembly.